Voting in Albany County, NY 2016: the proposition and the D.A. race

A friend of mine suggested this, and I’m liking it: a write-in vote for Marquis Dixon for Albany County D.A.

note the proposals were on the same side as the candidates
See that, in 2012, proposals were on the same side as the list of candidates

[Those of you NOT voting in Albany County can skip this.]

A friend of mine is voting absentee and asked me to interpret the one proposal on the Albany County ballot.

Proposal Number One, County Proposition Number One
Local Law No “H” for 2016

“Shall there be approved in the County of Albany, Local Law No. “H” for 2016, entitled A LOCAL LAW OF THE COUNTY OF ALBANY, NEW YORK, AMENDING VARIOUS PROVISIONS OF THE ALBANY COUNTY CHARTER AND LOCAL LAW NO. 8 FOR 1993 AS SUBSEQUENTLY AMENDED AND FOR THE PURPOSE OF INCORPORATING THE PROBATION DEPARTMENT AND THE BOARD OF ELECTIONS INTO THE ALBANY COUNTY CHARTER.”

I had no idea what that meant.
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Book review: March, Book Three

An interesting aspect of the book is the appearance of one Barack Obama.

march-book-three-coverBack when Jon Stewart was hosting The Daily Show, he had on Congressman John Lewis (D-GA), the lion of the civil rights movement. He was plugging March, Book Two, which continued the description of the “historic events he participated in as a leader of the civil rights movement,” sharing “his desire to inspire the next generation of activists with his graphic novel trilogy.” I said, “I should get that,” but did not.

Recently, Lewis returned to The Daily Show, now hosted by Trevor Noah, promoting March, Book Three. So when I got a chance to review that book, I took it.

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